First Edition of The Alphabet of Grace; Warmly Inscribed by Frederick Buechner
The Alphabet of Grace.
Item Number: 16044
New York: Seabury Press, 1970.
First edition. Octavo, original half cloth. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “For Luette Eaton with gratitude + esteem Frederick Buechner 8 July 1977.” Near fine in very good dust jacket with brown spotting to the extremities.
Frederick Buechner's The Alphabet of Grace is a small but lyrical volume of essays that moves through a single day in three chapters. It is no particular day, and yet, as Buechner suggests, each day of life is an invitation to be truly alive. "Live a day of it and see," he writes. "Nobody claims that it will be entirely painless, but no matter. It is your birthday, and there are many presents to open. The world is to open."
Other Books by this Author
“I NOT ONLY HAVE MY SECRETS. I AM MY SECRETS. AND YOU ARE YOU’RE YOUR SECRETS”: FIRST EDITION OF FREDERICK BUECHNER’S TELLING SECRETS; SIGNED BY HIM
San Francisco: Harper, 1991.
. First edition of Buechner’s third autobiography. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Frederick Buechner on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
New York: Atheneum, 1979.
First edition of the compilation of the four books that make up the Bebb Quartet. Octavo, original cloth. Inscribed by the author, “For Aunt Betty, Uncle Jim – a quadruple _____ from Leo Bebb- with love Freddy.” An excellent copy in a near fine dust jacket with a small closed tear to the front panel.
San Francisco: Harper & Row, Publishers, 1983.
First edition of the author’s second memoir. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by Frederick Buechner on the title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Catherine Flanders.
Brewster, MA: Paraclete Press, 2005.
First edition. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Frederick Buechner on the title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with a small closed tear.
First Editions of Each Novel in Frederick Buechner's Book of Bebb Quartet; Each Volume Signed by Him
New York: Atheneum, 1971-1977..
First editions of each novel in the author’s acclaimed Book of Bebb quartet. Octavo, 4 volumes, original cloth. Each book is inscribed and dated by the author. Each are in excellent condition in dust jackets that show only light wear. A very sharp set.
"A child takes life as it comes because he has no other way of taking it": First Edition of Frederick Buechner's Sacred Journey; Warmly Inscribed by Him
New York: Harper and Row, Publishers, 1982.
First Edition. Lengthily Inscribed by Frederick Buechner in the year of publication “with much love.” Fine in a very good dust jacket.
"The adventure is over. Everything gets over, and nothing is ever enough. Except the part you carry with you:" Rare First Edition of From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler; Signed by E.L. Konigsburg
New York: Atheneum, 1967.
First edition of the author’s Newbery Award-winning novel. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by E.L. Konigsburg on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Rare in this condition and signed.
"Like all Israelis, I yearn for peace. I see the utmost importance in taking all possible steps that will lead to a solution of the conflict with the Palestinians": First Edition of Warrior: An Autobiography; Inscribed by Ariel Sharon
New York: Simon & Schuster, 1989.
First edition of Sharon’s autobiography. Octavo, original half cloth. Inscribed and dated by Ariel Sharon on the half-title page. Laid in a lecture announcement by Sharon. Near fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Lawrence Ratzkin.
First Edition of The (Mis)Behavior of Markets: A Fractal View of Risk, Ruin, and Reward; Inscribed By Benoit Mandelbrot
New York: Basic Books, 2004.
First edition. Octavo, original half cloth. Inscribed by Benoit Mandelbrot on the title page, “For William, with the compliments of the senior author Benoit Mandelbrot.” Fine in a fine dust jacket.